Proton and neutron transition densities in Si30 are examined by a combination of intermediate energy (e,e) and (p,p) reactions and mirror electromagnetic transition rates. This analysis is performed for the 21+ and 22+ states at 2.234 and 3.499 MeV in Si30. Electron scattering data are presented for these states. Shell-model calculations for the proton and neutron transition matrix elements and proton transition densities are compared with the electromagnetic results. The proton transition densities are reasonably predicted for the 21+ state but are not adequately predicted for the 22+ state. A microscopic coupled-channel calculation of 650 MeV (p,p) is used to test the shell-model isoscalar transition densities. Given the uncertainties present in the reaction calculation and interaction, the isoscalar density for the 21+ state is found to be adequate, but the density for the 22+ state is less accurate. The coupled-channel effect is shown to be important for the 22+ state. This dependence increases with energy but should be taken into account for an accurate description of (p,p) reactions at all energies.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics